Gerda Kruimer

Drawing 2D & 3D | Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Artist Statement

UNDEFINED

various works of Gerda Kruimer based on an identical grid

I make drawings as autonomous artworks.
Drawing to me is a form of visual thinking in which its intrinsic value is the endpoint of each work.
My fascination is the countless lines that make unspoken unseen connections in the spatial whole.
In response to the created world around me, I determine my place again and again in my works,
so that I exist!

During my study I was taught in blackboard sketching. As a final test, we had to pick an object to draw it into perspective with white chalk. In my turn the choice of the articles was limited. I chose a small object as example but I did not know what it represented. I could not determine the front or backside. The thin lines I made, were partly erased because of the scraping of my nails on the blackboard. I created a large transparent drawing of this small object. Due to lack of time I could not finish it completely. It had to be obliterated.

Several years later, I participated in a competition for an assignment. The location was a water-filled ditch of 9 by 90 meters. On the photographs I made of the location, I drew lines on the water between the elements surrounding the ditch. It generated a play of lines on the photos that was broken by the reflection depicted on the water. It resulted in a design for a sculpture of 7 x 70 meters.

Since then, I make works that are composed of lines, both 2 and 3 dimensional.

Recent Work

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About Gerda Kruimer

Gerda Kruimer (Laren, The Netherlands)

Studies: Monumental Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Aademie in Amsterdam and Art History and Drawing (First Degree) at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam.

My work has been represented at a variety of shows in the Netherlands, such as the Kranenburgh Museum in Bergen, Society Arti et Amecitiae Amsterdam and is shown in different Ministries in The Hague. In 2009 and 2010 my work is the personal choice of the Minister of Culture for his office at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in The Hague. My work is shown in the collection of the Ministry of Housing and Construction (Rijksgebouwendienst) at several locations in the Netherlands. I made works in public space for the ING Real Estate Fund (Vastgoed Fonds) and the Town Hall of the city of Houten. I worked for the City of Amsterdam as a museum teacher Kunstkijkuren in six museums: the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum,the Van Gogh Museum, the Amsterdams Historisch Museum, the Hermitage aan de Amstel and the Tropen Museum. My works are represented in various private and public collections.

Recent exhibitions include,

2015:
- This Art Fair met Tekenkabinet, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
- Tekenkabinet 3, kunstENhuis Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
- ROOD, Vitrine / Centrum Beeldende Kunst Amsterdam
- Tekenkabinet 3, Museum Waterland, Purmerend
- Abstract Objects, Galery Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam
- KCB Beelden Binnen 1, Museum Kranenburg, Bergen
- Vitrine / Centrum Beeldende Kunst Amsterdam
- Jubileum Salon, 175 jaar Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
- Art Karlsruhe met Galerie Franzis Engels, Germany

2014:
- Absoluut Anders, Galerie Franzis Engels, Amsterdam
- 3 X Abstract, expo72, Alkmaar

- Pensées Sauvages, art contemporain, Dourdan, France

- Architectuur-Associaties, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen

- Kunstrai Amsterdam, met galerie Kunst is Kunst

- 100 € Show, Kers Gallery, Amsterdam

- Stroom Lijnen, CBK Amsterdam

- Nieuwe Aanwinsten, CBK Amsterdam 


2013:

- Verzamelen, Galerie Kunst is Kunst, Amsterdam

- Arti Salon, Amsterdam

- Onder de Leden, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen

- Galerie Kunst is Kunst, Amsterdam

- SBK Galerie 59, Amsterdam

- Intermezzo, KCB, Bergen

- RAW ART FAIR, Rotterdam 
met Galerie Kunst is Kunst


2012:

- CONTEMPORARY DRAWING 2012, Swiss Art Space, 
Lausanne, Zwitserland

- PARALLAX ART FAIR, New York, USA



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Artist Statement

UNDEFINED

various works of Gerda Kruimer based on an identical grid

I make drawings as autonomous artworks.
Drawing to me is a form of visual thinking in which its intrinsic value is the endpoint of each work.
My fascination is the countless lines that make unspoken unseen connections in the spatial whole.
In response to the created world around me, I determine my place again and again in my works,
so that I exist!

During my study I was taught in blackboard sketching. As a final test, we had to pick an object to draw it into perspective with white chalk. In my turn the choice of the articles was limited. I chose a small object as example but I did not know what it represented. I could not determine the front or backside. The thin lines I made, were partly erased because of the scraping of my nails on the blackboard. I created a large transparent drawing of this small object. Due to lack of time I could not finish it completely. It had to be obliterated.

Several years later, I participated in a competition for an assignment. The location was a water-filled ditch of 9 by 90 meters. On the photographs I made of the location, I drew lines on the water between the elements surrounding the ditch. It generated a play of lines on the photos that was broken by the reflection depicted on the water. It resulted in a design for a sculpture of 7 x 70 meters.

Since then, I make works that are composed of lines, both 2 and 3 dimensional.

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About Gerda Kruimer

Gerda Kruimer (Laren, The Netherlands)

Studies: Monumental Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Aademie in Amsterdam and Art History and Drawing (First Degree) at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam.

My work has been represented at a variety of shows in the Netherlands, such as the Kranenburgh Museum in Bergen, Society Arti et Amecitiae Amsterdam and is shown in different Ministries in The Hague. In 2009 and 2010 my work is the personal choice of the Minister of Culture for his office at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in The Hague. My work is shown in the collection of the Ministry of Housing and Construction (Rijksgebouwendienst) at several locations in the Netherlands. I made works in public space for the ING Real Estate Fund (Vastgoed Fonds) and the Town Hall of the city of Houten. I worked for the City of Amsterdam as a museum teacher Kunstkijkuren in six museums: the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum,the Van Gogh Museum, the Amsterdams Historisch Museum, the Hermitage aan de Amstel and the Tropen Museum. My works are represented in various private and public collections.

Recent exhibitions include,

2015:
- This Art Fair met Tekenkabinet, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
- Tekenkabinet 3, kunstENhuis Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
- ROOD, Vitrine / Centrum Beeldende Kunst Amsterdam
- Tekenkabinet 3, Museum Waterland, Purmerend
- Abstract Objects, Galery Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam
- KCB Beelden Binnen 1, Museum Kranenburg, Bergen
- Vitrine / Centrum Beeldende Kunst Amsterdam
- Jubileum Salon, 175 jaar Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
- Art Karlsruhe met Galerie Franzis Engels, Germany

2014:
- Absoluut Anders, Galerie Franzis Engels, Amsterdam
- 3 X Abstract, expo72, Alkmaar

- Pensées Sauvages, art contemporain, Dourdan, France

- Architectuur-Associaties, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen

- Kunstrai Amsterdam, met galerie Kunst is Kunst

- 100 € Show, Kers Gallery, Amsterdam

- Stroom Lijnen, CBK Amsterdam

- Nieuwe Aanwinsten, CBK Amsterdam 


2013:

- Verzamelen, Galerie Kunst is Kunst, Amsterdam

- Arti Salon, Amsterdam

- Onder de Leden, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen

- Galerie Kunst is Kunst, Amsterdam

- SBK Galerie 59, Amsterdam

- Intermezzo, KCB, Bergen

- RAW ART FAIR, Rotterdam 
met Galerie Kunst is Kunst


2012:

- CONTEMPORARY DRAWING 2012, Swiss Art Space, 
Lausanne, Zwitserland

- PARALLAX ART FAIR, New York, USA



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